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Wm. Smith Bryan 1649 & Story surname
Posted by: Ria Hendrix Date: March 24, 2000 at 19:44:38
In Reply to: Re: 17th Cent. Bk /Names of IOW VA by Janice Storey of 1389

I have two items that may interest you as I do not find your Bryan man and only one tidbit of the surname Story.

This info is from a program for a pageant about IOW in 1925:

Thomas Story, a Quaker from Philadelphia.


I looked at the spellings of Brian, Bryant, O'Brian etc. I found no William in my books. This may be of help though.

Hodges Council (married Lucy, dau. of John Hardy about 1675), in his will 1699 mentions daughter Christian, wife of Edward Bryan. An Edward Bryan, who made his will in Newbern, Craven Co NC, in 1746, an ancestor of a distinguised NC family, was evidently a grandson of the above Edward Bryan, for he mentions his brother Hardy Bryan in his will.
Hardy Council, born 1678, was a son of Hodges Council.
Footnote in book: As an example of the usual tradition which families use when they trace back as far as they can go in this country. "Notable Southern Families Vol. II p. 44 by Armstrong has the following to say about this family. "Munster was the home of the O'Briens, and one competitor for the crown was John O'Brien. Sometime during the latter part of the 17th century, his five sons, who were under political proscription on account of a rebellion, left their native land for America. Their names were Edward, John, William, Hardy, and Council. Edward was the oldest and broought with him the coronet which was his birthright."

Hope you can pick up a clue or two from this.

Ria :)


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